Hyperbaric Oxygen: indications

Advanced, Clinical Subspecialties, Generic Clinical Sciences

Hyperbaric oxygen indication is listed below: 

  • Decompression sickness
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning; cyanide poisoning; smoke inhalation 
  • Clostridial myostitis and myonecrosis 
  • Crush injuries, compartment syndromes and other acute traumatic peripheral ischemias 
  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
  • Exceptional blood loss anaemia
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised Skin flaps and grafts 
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Thermal burns

Sources

    QJM;2004 Jul;97(7):385-95

    [PubMed: 15208426]

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Author
Richard Murray, MD